Tithe.ly Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Tithe.ly

Cloud-based solution to manage church donations

4.8/5 (161 reviews)

Tithe.ly overview

What is Tithe.ly?

Tithe.ly is a web-based solution that helps non-profits, ministries, and churches with donor management and donation collection. The main features offered by the product include recurring donation management, customization of funds, email receipts, and multi-campus configuration. The solution helps to manage simple events and can handle payments for event registration, school registration, dues payments, and child care payments.

Tithe.ly enables donors to set up automatic recurring donations on a weekly or monthly basis, the amounts of which can be changed or canceled online by the donor. Donors also receive instant email receipts stating the amount and the cause for which the funds were donated. The software allows members to make donations to different churches using separate accounts and lets churches with multiple campuses track the payments using its multi-campus configuration feature.

Tithe.ly offers a lifetime gift tracking feature that lets donors view their complete contribution history. Churches can also customize the gift descriptions viewed by the donors on their credit card statements. The software also offers reporting features that enable ministries to download Excel files of all transactions. These files can further be used for accounting purposes. Auto-populate features enable administrators to quickly enter donation amounts while the solution automatically enters the information of the donors from the database.

Other features of Tithe.ly include weekly reminders for contributions, custom branded emails, and integration with other church management solution such as Breeze, CCB, and Elvanto. The platform can be accessed through mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. Tithe.ly enforces PCI DSS Level 1 compliance to encrypt and store all the financial information shared by the users.
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United States, Australia, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Tithe.ly reviews

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Kathryn Harryman

This software gives you tons of great features with very competitive fees! Highly recommend!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-13
Review Source: Capterra

We are a small non-profit, and the features mentioned above with the competitive pricing makes this product absolutely essential. If you are shopping for a sharp, easy to use, customizable giving platform, with great rates and useful features, look no more. THIS is a quality product for a great price and I have yet to be disappointed!

Pros
The fees are competitive. When compared to other companies, their prices are equal or lower. The company only charges a fee on actual donations (they DON'T charge a separate monthly fee regardless of donation amounts). They give donors an option to click a box where they will cover the fees for the donation. They also allow donors to set up recurring giving, which is an important option for us. Tithe.ly also tracks all the electronic giving from donors, and compiles it at the end of the year in order to generate tax-statements for non-profits. It is EASY and quick. An additional feature is that you can customize your tax letter, including your logo, and any write-up you want to add to your tax letters. To generate the forms, you input the dates for the prior year, and the forms are generated. You can email them instantly, and have the option to print and mail any letters you choose. This feature ALONE makes this software worth having! The other AMAZING feature is that you can manually input any non-electronic donations into the software. This is a feature many other companies will charge you extra to use. For no additional cost, you can manually input other donations and keep track of ALL your giving in one software program. These manual entries will populate to the same tax form as the electronic giving. This feature makes this an outstanding product. I have also had questions about the software and features. I receive quick replies to my inquiry emails.

Cons
At this point I have not discovered a feature I don't like. I came to tithe.ly after using 2 other giving platform softwares, and this is, hands down, the best I have used. Probably the only drawback is just learning your way around when getting started. There is a fairly extensive options list when you log in, and can be a bit confusing at first. Don't be afraid to select options and see where they lead you. If you feel it is confusing or overwhelming, send an inquiry email or ask your question through the help menu. I had a few questions when getting started. I had quick follow up by emails/chat and even had a customer service agent call me to follow up on my questions/concerns. The agent was polite, professional and very knowledgeable and I have been MORE THAN SATISFIED with this software!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Katie Hagy

Tithe.ly for the Win!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

This is an excellent tool for ministry! I feel safe and secure giving online, and I have no reservations at all with using it. Tithe.ly helps make giving easy!!

Pros
I have always been apprehensive about online payment options or plans. However, the first time I used Tithe.ly, I was hooked. This is such a great tool to use for our church ministry. It makes online giving and contributions so easy! Many of our older members love it as well. You can designate what you are giving to several different categories if you want, and you can also set up automated giving. This has been a great investment for our church.

Cons
I honestly cannot think of anything negative to say about Tithe.ly. I have had nothing but good experiences with it. The only resistance we got when we first implemented it was from those who had never used any type of online giving service before. But once we explained it to them, they were off and running.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Heidi Gerlach

It gets the job done.

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-01-02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it gets the job done. I have never had trouble with people hacking my account, or the money not going through, or it withdrawing funds when I didn't indicate it to do so. It's simple, easy to use, and straightforward. As a small church, or a growing church, this app definitely has what you need to stay technologically relevant in today's modern world. Would recommend.

Pros
Tithing in the Christian faith is one of the most important traditions and sacrifices that is consistently asked of us, and this modern-day app makes it helpful to transfer that tradition into the modern age. It makes it simple to automate and consistently give to the church of your choice who is on the app. If you are a pastor or administrator of your church, this app makes it easy, and yes... convenient, for your congregation to give. By having an online tithing outlet that is quick to access, it has increased the monthly giving of our church. People don't carry cash or check anymore. It's all online. Allowing your church to move into the online platform is essential for church administration to stay up-to-date and relevant. This app is very useful.

Cons
Of all the app designs, this one definitely isn't the most aesthetic. But it's useful and gets the job done. If a church is not apart of the app, you cannot give to it. Although you can automate your payments, I do not do this. Maybe this is too cliche, but my paycheck isn't a static amount each month, so I never know what my 10% is. This app does not calculate that for you. I typically round up after each paycheck comes in, and then it processes. Everything is straightforward. No bells and whistles on this app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Make giving at your church easy

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I'm super impressed by their customer service. They work hard to keep us going no matter what hiccups we might encounter.

Cons
I can't seem to think of any at the moment but will update if I come across any!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Andrew R Phillips

Helped us Go From Offering Plate Only to Online Giving

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

Prior to Tithe.ly, we were only accepting donations via cash and check. Tithe.ly provided wonderful materials to help me convince my governing board that we needed online giving, and that Tithe.ly could provide that solution in a secure and cost-effective way.

Pros
I liked that Tithe.ly had reasonable fees, a clean interface, and ways to give on desktop, mobile, and via text. The option for people to use a bank account was also very important for my demographic.

Cons
Some of the options to customize the look and feel of the software are lacking (e.g. logos don't always render correctly against a white background). Some of the back-end features (like logging multiple gifts) were not intuitive at first, but got easer with practice.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Tithe.ly pricing

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• 2.9% + 30¢ (CC/Debit) per transaction
• 1% + 30¢ (ACH) per transaction
• Add Text giving for $19/month

Tithe.ly features

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Registration Management
Reminders
Third Party Integration

API (52 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (56 other apps)
Attendance Management (52 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (39 other apps)
Communication Management (45 other apps)
Contact Database (57 other apps)
Contact Management (42 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (45 other apps)
Custom Fields (49 other apps)
Customizable Branding (48 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (49 other apps)
Data Import/Export (56 other apps)
Electronic Payments (58 other apps)
Email Integration (39 other apps)
Event Management (48 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (60 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Tithe.ly

Key features of Tithe.ly

  • Pledge management
  • Donation management
  • Online payments / giving
  • Multi-site management
  • Built-in accounting
  • Giving reminders
  • Direct deposit
  • Mobile integration
  • Multi-currency
  • Auto recurring giving
  • Event registration
  • Security & encryption
  • Summary reports
  • Text editing
  • Third party integration
  • Transaction history
  • Transaction details
  • Fund transfer management
  • Receipt management
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • Gift card
  • Role-based access controls
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Benefits

● Tithe.ly enables churches to send customized acknowledgement emails to donors with various fields such as date of gift, name of organization, amount donated and gift ID.

● Tithe.ly offers ‘text-to-give’ feature that assigns a unique phone number to every church and allows visitors & members to send donations by texting the gift amount to the specified phone number.

● Gifts sent by mistake can also be refunded by texting “refund” to the church phone number, following which administrators can issue a refund.

● Ministries can create various designations/funds such as weekly contribution, building fund or missions and allow donors to designate their gift to the specific fund by adding the fund name in the text sent for donation.

● Churches can add multiple administrators to manage their accounts and can provide role-based access to critical financial information.